Williams postpones shows

Posted March 5, 2009 4:58 p.m. EST

— Comic Robin Williams is postponing the remaining dates of his one man show to have aortic valve replacement surgery, according to a release issued Thursday by the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Williams was scheduled to perform his show, “Weapons of Self-Destruction” at the DPAC on March 13.

“I’m so touched by everyone’s support and well wishes,” Williams said in a release. “This tour has been amazing fun and I can’t wait to get back out on the road after a little tune-up.”

The comedy tour is expected to resume in the fall. People who have already purchased tickets to one of Williams’ upcoming shows are urged to hold their tickets because they will be honored once the new dates are set.

Williams has been on the sold-out 80-city tour since September 2008.